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A deeper dive into career research

BEP Waterloo Region offers some great programs, presentations and tools for career exploration and discovering your path to achieve your goal.

On this page, we are helping by recommending some tools and resources that help you to take your research and planning to the next level.

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Edge Factor

Edge Factor produces inspiring, high impact media and that inspire students to explore rewarding jobs and help them to prepare and connect them with training opportunities in their community. You can also learn about different fields of work and transferrable skills.

Local high school students and their families can access the entire Edge Factor platform through their school. Contact your guidance department or send us an email for more information.


myBlueprint is an interactive online tool available to Waterloo Region students through their school.

It helps youth investigate and research educational options for all four pathways (apprenticeship, work, college, and university), discover learning styles, explore career interest surveys, plan and organize secondary school courses, set short-term and long-term goals, and more.

Teachers and parents can also access this resource. is an online research tool provided by the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington and Guelph. In addition to a job board, it provides tools to help research jobs, careers and labour market information relevant to our community.

A great resource from the federal government that includes a wealth of information on many different jobs in the Career Planning section and work trends. Information relevant to where you live is available.


At JobTalks, hear directly from Canadians working in the skilled trades about what they do, why you should consider their job and how to get there. More videos can be found on its Youtube channel including many related to the construction industry.


Looking for practical information on how to land a job?

Lutherwood has Employment Advisors who offer one-to-one employment support to help eligible participants with all aspects of a job search including:

  • Resume and cover letter writing

  • Effective job search strategies

  • Networking and social media presence

  • Interview preparation

It also operates several Employment Services Resource Centres in Waterloo Region that provide information on training opportunities, apprenticeship, job search strategies and starting a business. These centres are free, available on a walk-in basis and are open to the public.

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